What is it with this front we put on in society? When will we just allow ourselves to be who we are? Struggling people who get depressed and angry, who have kinky fantasies, who masturbate, who swear, who get sick, who sometimes have wrong beliefs and sometimes have right ones, who sometimes are good and sometimes are bad, who can love and hate more often or more intensely than ever imagined, who ultimately die and who rarely outlive three generations in memory.
Take off that ridiculous mask so I can see your humanity and connect for real.
I wasn’t getting published when I lived in NYC, but I was writing a lot of observations in a notebook. Here are my 10 favorite, in no particular order: